Team photo
Centuria Financial Group


David P. McCabe,


Financial Planner


Nathaniel D. High, RICP®

Financial Planner


Nicholas J. Over, CFP®

Financial Planner


Sara E. Martin

Client Relations Manager


Jennifer A. McCabe

Client Relations Specialist


Centuria Financial Group

2333 Baltimore Blvd Suite B

Finksburg, MD 21048


Phone:  443-952-7232

September/October 2023

The Nuts and Bolts of a Charitable Remainder Trust

The Nuts and Bolts of a Charitable Remainder Trust

High net worth families often want to give to charity, while ensuring that loved ones - especially a surviving spouse - are taken care of financially. A charitable remainder trust can help accomplish these dual goals.

Know the Difference
A charitable remainder trust makes payments to beneficiaries, such as you or family members, until the term ends, when the remaining assets are distributed to the charity you have named in the trust. This can happen at a date established in the trust or at the death of a person or persons named in the trust.

This type of trust differs from a charitable lead trust, which flips how payments are made to individuals and a charity. The charitable lead trust makes recurring payments to the charity, and at the end of the term you’ve established in the charitable lead trust all remaining assets go to the noncharitable beneficiary named in the trust. Because both types of trusts are irrevocable, which make them very difficult to change, you should consult the appropriate legal, tax and financial professionals before proceeding.

Why Create This Trust?
Any charitable trust is a vehicle that can efficiently transfer assets to a charity or charities at a time noted in the trust document, while offering an income stream for a fixed term or the life of you or another beneficiary. Both trusts provide tax advantages for whomever puts assets into them, although individuals receiving payments may incur income taxes on amounts recieved. A charitable remainder trust can accept not only cash but also other assets including collectibles, securities and even real estate.

Looking altruistically at a charitable remainder trust, it can serve as a way to pass assets on to favorite charities, which can reduce potential estate taxes, once you know loved ones are provided for. This type of trust can also serve as a financial safety net for surviving spouses, who are often named as beneficiaries for trust payments throughout the remainder of their lives.

Consult the Pros
Choosing the right trust for your situation can be complicated, so it is advisable to consult an estate planning attorney and other trusted advisors before establishing this or any type of trust. It may make sense for you to discuss this idea with appropriate family members, too.



Enter your Name and Email address to get
the newsletter delivered to your inbox.

Please include name of person that directed you to my online newsletter so I can thank them personally.


Enter your Name, Email Address and a short message. We'll respond to you as soon as possible.

Centuria Financial Group is not affiliated with Prudential Financial. Centuria Financial Group sells insurance products of Prudential Financial's affiliated insurance companies in addition to products of non-affiliated insurance companies. Centuria Financial Group is authorized to sell and service certain insurance products of Prudential Financial companies as well as use this material. Centuria Financial Group and its representatives do not give tax or legal advice. Please consult with your own advisors regarding your particular situation. Offering financial planning and investment advisory services and programs through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), under the marketing name Prudential Financial Planning Services (PFPS), pursuant to a separate client agreement. Offering insurance and securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco, and an agent of issuing insurance companies. 1-800-778-2255. Sara E. Martin and Jennifer McCabe are employed by David McCabe and not The Prudential Insurance Company of America or its subsidiaries.
This newsletter is general educational information provided by a Prudential Financial Professional and is not intended to market or sell any specific products and services, but rather provide general information about the subject matter covered only.
Centuria Financial Group and LTM Marketing Specialists LLC are unrelated companies. This publication was prepared for the publication’s provider by LTM Client Marketing, an unrelated third party. Articles are not written or produced by the named representative.

The information and opinions contained in this web site are obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The publishers assume no responsibility for errors and omissions or for any damages resulting from the use of the published information. This web site is published with the understanding that it does not render legal, accounting, financial, or other professional advice. Whole or partial reproduction of this web site is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher.